Professor of Psychology & Distinguished Community Fellow
School of Psychology, University of Ulster
Christine Liddell is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished Community Fellow at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. She is a member of the Northern Ireland Inter-Departmental Group on Fuel Poverty. Recent consultancy partnerships in the field of energy efficiency and human wellbeing have involved collaborations with the Oak Foundation, the International Energy Agency, the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change, the Department For Social Development Northern Ireland, the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister NI, Power NI, National Energy Action NI, Save The Children, Habitat For Humanity NI, the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, Carillion plc, and a low carbon housing consortia designing homes for people in fuel poverty.
She has given recent keynote addresses at events organised by the EU Network on Energy Efficiency (ACHIEVE), the Hills Review of Fuel Poverty, Energy Action Ireland, the Carbon Action Network, and National Energy Action. She also led Northern Ireland’s first customer trial of SMART meters, the results of which were recently launched. She is currently principal investigator for NI’s first area-based pilot on tackling fuel poverty, working with 19 local authorities and their environmental health teams.
She is first author on more than 35 peer-reviewed publications, and was Guest Editor of the Special Anniversary Issue of the British journal Energy Policy; this celebrates 21 years of fuel poverty research and policy features papers from specialists in France, Austria, Spain, Hungary, New Zealand, England, and Northern Ireland.
She was recently appointed as member of NICE’s public health advisory group on excess winter deaths, and is part of a team of smart meter researchers recently commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to examine consumer engagement.